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If you are planning a tourist or business visit to Uganda, you will need a valid visa. At the time of applying for this mandatory application, be sure to explicitly specify the correct date of your arrival based on your flights and the length of time you intend to vacation in the country. It’s recommended that you apply for the visa well in advance of your intended visit.

Here’s how you can apply for entry into the country:
  • Log onto the website https://visas.immigration.go.ug and apply online for an E-visa
  • If required, apply online for a visa that covers Uganda, Kenya, and Uganda (East African Tourist Visa), which allows you multiple entries to tour all three countries
  • Visit the Ugandan Embassy in your city and put in your application
To enter Uganda for your holiday, your passport must be valid for 8 months from the date of arrival. All visitors must carry a valid yellow fever immunization certificate to be allowed entry into Uganda. Ugandan law permits citizens of specific countries to enter without a visa. You can confirm whether your country qualifies by checking the Ugandan immigration website or talking to a representative at AfricanMecca Safaris. Note that visa requirements may change without notice, so it’s best to confirm with authorities prior to your trip.

Countries Exempt of Visa Requirements

If you belong to a country that has a bilateral agreement with Uganda, you may be eligible to tour or visit the country without a visa. Countries falling under this category include:

Angola, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Burundi,Botswana, Comoros, Cyprus, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Ghana, Italy(Diplomatic Passport holders only), Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya,Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone,Singapore, Solomon Islands, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania,Tonga, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Applying for the Visa at the Ugandan Consulate

Those wishing to apply for a visa must contact the Ugandan Consulate in their home country and provide the necessary documents. Keep in mind that processing visa requests can take 3 to 5 business days when applying in person at the consulate or online, or two to three weeks if applying by post. Since officials may be processing a large number of other diplomatic and state applications, it is recommended that you apply well before your intended travel dates.

Entering Uganda

When you arrive in Uganda, the immigration officer will decide how long you will be allowed to stay in the country; this time varies between two weeks and three months. You will find the notation handwritten beside the entry stamp on your passport. Be sure to leave the country before this date, or you risk fines and/or a prison term for overstaying your visa. If you wish to extend your trip, visit the Ugandan immigration headquarters on Jinja Road in Kampala. For additional information about entry criteria, contact your tour consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris or check out the Ugandan Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control website at https://immigration.go.ug

Changing Visa Class

The Ugandan consulate issues visas in different classes. In case you need to apply for a visa permit in a different class from the one you already have, you can approach the Ugandan Immigration Directorate to make your request. Note that this application can be made only as long as your existing permit is valid. Certain visa classes, including those on group tourist visas, are not allowed to change their status. You can find information about whether or not your entry permit class is changeable on the visa document itself.

Entry Health Requirements

All visitors must carry a valid yellow fever immunization certificate to be allowed entry into Uganda. When planning your safari trip to Uganda, consider getting booster vaccinations and medicine to protect against the diseases. We recommend you review the CDC Uganda or FIT for Uganda Travel section for further guidance. You should bring all prescription medications from home. Inform your doctor about your plans for visiting Uganda so you can get the right protection for your tour, including malaria protection for before, during, and after your trip.

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  • I just returned from a month in Africa, specifically Rwanda & Kenya. I am left breathless with my experience. AfricanMecca Safaris coordinated the entire trip for me and left no detail, nothing for me to do.
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  • Rwanda was amazing. The accommodations, food, and guides AfricanMecca arranged were great. Raza also helped us through the complicated process of getting permits for gorilla trekking. AfricanMecca is a fantastic company to work with.
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  • Jambo Altaf and Raza! We are back on earth now after our fabulous honeymoon. This is to say THANK YOU so much for organising a week in Kenya that we will never forget.....!
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  • I cannot say enough about the quality of AfricanMecca. Their teams in Kenya and Tanzania were top notch. Raza, again thanks to you and your entire organization! We will be repeat customers.
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  • AfricanMecca Safaris offers incredibly knowledgeable and skilled services! Our travel arrangements for 2 months of volunteering with TEACH Rwanda in country were made quickly and economically. Honored to work with Raza!
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  • This is to let you know my guests, The Bryant's, had a wonderful time on the trip Samburu, Masai Mara/Kenya, Chobe/Botswana & Victoria Falls/Zambia. Everything was perfect! Thank you..
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